"To the Things Themselves"

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223503
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235117 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

"To the Things Themselves"

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This chapter analyzes metaphor in the Platonic context where the Good is supreme and not Being. It explains that Being has truth, and not existence, as its primary sense. It analyzes other philosophers' view on Being and existence, and suggests that Being may be identified with existence and this is consistent with Plato's concept of becoming, the primordial diversification of the matrix. With this, it is possible to associate the economics of dwelling with Plato's chora.

Keywords: metaphor; Plato; Being; existence; the Good; chora

Chapter.  5986 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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